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I heard a phone ringing in one of the boats down at the Park Ave. beach storage.
Looks like the wind will calm tomorrow afternoon. Anyone interested in kayaking one last time this year?
I am planning to be at beach to start out kayaking at 5pm. Does anyone want to join me?
We are looking for Youth Sailing Volunteers for tomorrow from 9:30am-12:30pm. Please let me know if you can make it.
Is anyone planning to go out on the SUPs at 4:00 Thursday, August 29?
Racing Workshop - Aug 3, Saturday 1:00 - 4:00
The wind was perfect. We got to go out for a few practice races before a big dark cloud headed our way.
- we practiced sitting on the starting line so we all had great starts
- we practiced beating to windward using telltales to make sure are sails were trimmed properly
- we practiced steering downwind using the rudder as little as possible - heal the boat to steer, sail in or out to steer.
Interesting in Kayaking Tuesday evening 5:30 or so? Weather should be past - cooler with no wind!
Is the kayaking class at 9 a.m. still on today?
June 29th Racing Workshop
No wind, so we played various scenarios on my new toy - magnetic whiteboard with magnetic boats.
Do we need wetsuits for the Kayak Clinic this week?
2019 USSCA North American Championships 6/13 - 6/16 James Island Yacht Club
Carpenter Lake Regatta Eagle River, WI 7/6 email@example.com
Lake Lansing Sunfish Regatta Haslet, MI 7/13 firstname.lastname@example.org
Camptown Races Sunfish Regatta 7/14 College Corner, OH (Hueston Woods State Park) email@example.com
Kiser Lake SUnfish Regatta 7/21 Rosewood OH firstname.lastname@example.org
42nd Annual Lakeside Sailing Regatta 8/3-4 Marblehead, OH https://www.sunfishclass.org/regattas/regatta-details/2376/
Midwest Region Championship #1 - Michigan Open Championship Regatta 8/10-11 Gull Lake, MI email@example.com
John Sheppard Jr Memorial Regatta 8/17 Lake Bluff Yacht Club firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer’s End Regatta 8/31-9/1 North Shore Yacht Club (Highland Park, IL) email@example.com
Labor Day Regatta 8/31-9/1 Greater Detroit Sunfish Club, Roscommon, MI firstname.lastname@example.org
Midstates Regatta 8/31-9/2 Island Bay Yacht Club, Springfield, IL https://www.sunfishclass.org/regattas/regatta-details/2406/
Bruce Goldsmith Memorial Regatta 9/21-22 Devils Lake Yacht Club, Manitou Beach, MI email@example.com
Clark Lake Yacht Club Invitational Regatta/Tim Dowling Invitational 9/21-22 Clark Lake, MI firstname.lastname@example.org
Midwest Region Championship #2 - OktoberFast Sunfish Regatta, 10/5-6 College Corner, OH (Hueston Woods State Park) email@example.com
Great Pumpkin Regatta 10/26 Johnson Slough Yacht CLub, Hinsdale, IL https://www.sunfishclass.org/regattas/regatta-details/2395/
Anyone want to paddle Friday if the forecast holds up (70 and sunny)? I'd be bringing my own kayak, as I'm not yet certified to use a club boat. Hopefully this is OK (I'm new). Spent last Summer as a guide for Kayak Chicago working at Montrose beach and tours on the Chicago river. Trained in rescue and related safety. Thanks!
Come visit us on 5/18/19 from Noon - 3 pm for a free tour! Learn about our Sailing, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle Boarding classes, members use club boats and equipment along with fun Social activities at the beach!
Awesome family-friendly boat available for charter in Panama Jan-Mar 2019
Mac race starts this afternoon for cruisers, tomorrow for racers.
If you want to follow along, here is a link:http://www.cycracetomackinac.com/race-tracking/
It was pretty cool to follow along with this last year.
Hook race starts tomorrow too, follow on FB:
Any one interested in sunfish sailing on tuesday July 10th with me (a beginner)? trying to get some extra experience outside our saturday morning class.
Sunfish Regattas in our area...
Carpenter Lake (Eagle River, WI) July 7th, 12:30 skippers meeting
contact David Hanselman firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunfhish Youth NA's Waukegan, IL July 30 - Aug 1
Sunfish NA's Waukegan, IL Aug 1 - Aug 4
J Sheppard Jr Regatta Lake Bluff, IL Aug 19
Summer's End Regatta Highland Park, IL Aug 25, 26
Devil's Lake Regatta Manitou Beach, MI Sept 8, 9
All Regattas Schedule
1987 Buccaneer for sale with trailer. Needs work has upraded parts for racing.
Contact David 847-209-1365
Lost GoPro Camera on the beach, Monday Aug 21st at Park Ave. If found please email Kayak@NorthShoreYachtClub.com Thank You!
Looking for crew for upcoming Summers End reggatta, one, or two days or both days.
Please call Steve Ryan at 847-370-8752. Thanks.
Anyone interesyed in sailing this evening (Monday 8/21)
Shout outs to those who attended the Racing Workshop yesterday...
We talked about steering and responding to winds shifts without the rudder, and starting strategies. This was a multi-media discussion with sailing pictures from Mike West's Florida regatta a few months ago.
I bigger shout out to Kaite and Tacy Mack, and Terry Hinaris who went out to practice in very shifty winds.
Next Workshop - July 15th, 1 - 4 pm
Anyone up for sail or kayak this (Thursday) evening?
1992 Sunfish for sale. Contact Raye Janousek 847-507-3633 cell, 847-869-5709 home, email email@example.com
Accessories: New deck cover, sail bag, paddle, wood daggarboard and rudder, daggarboard dolly, AMF insulated bag(fits in transom) extra daggarboard. Only two owners. Trailer not included. Located at Dempster beach in Evanston.
Terry Grossberg left us a message on Feb 18 that he'll support Boaters at Park Ave Beach. On Feb. 25 we asked "What's your specific plan Terry"? NO RESPONSE.
Thank you for your comments, albeit broad, what is your commitment of the protected launch and barge project. The Barge is crumbling and currently closed. The barge is critical to all types of boat launching because it provides access to Powerboats, larger Sailboats, PWC and protection from launching directly into heavy surf for smaller watercraft. At least 20 years old, there is no plan in place, or being publicly addresss, as agreed to by the Park District Board to repair or replace this critical component of Highland Park's only boating facility. It's great to talk about support and long term commitment to Park Ave Beach but what will YOU do to ENSURE boat launching in 2017 and beyond? Residents and Members want to know - what's your plan?
Kayak storage on the beach at Park Ave in Highland Park is arranged through the Park District of Highland Park. You will find a link to their BOAT STORAGE information and costs on the Contact Us page of our Website
I am looking to store my two kayaks for the summer at a small
lake or on a river...no more than an hour away from my home in
Does anyone know of any possibilities?
Many more pictures and videos: https://goo.gl/photos/GtSnuLGU3HGKGSMj8
1992 Sunfish with windowNew deck cover, sailbag, paddle, daggarboard dolly, AMF bag, extra daggarboard. Only two owners. Trailer not included. Located at Dempster beach
847-507-3633 cell 847-869-5709 home firstname.lastname@example.org Raye Janousek
link to Buccs -
link to Sunfish -
8/5-8/7/16 2016 Sunfish US Masters Championship Masters MI/USA Gull Lake Yacht Club NOR
8/21/16 John Sheppard, Jr., Memorial Regatta Midwest IL/USA Lake Bluff Yacht Club Doug Warren
8/27-8/28/16 Midwest Regional Championship #1 / End of Summer REgatta Midwest IL/USA North Shore Yacht Club NOR
Looking to buy a Sunfish in the northshore area anytime before the start of the 2017 season. Please email me at email@example.com if selling.
Looking for crew for this season Buccineer racing on Sundays.
Leland and Laura have been working diligently to update our NSYC Website! Contributors include: Tammy for the great job setting up our YouTube Channel where you can now see instructional and fun clips of the great happenings at the NSYC. Steve King for his expertise in Youth Sailing and our very own professional Welcome and How to Rig a Sunfish videos! Paul Nelis, our newest Board Member, who is in the process of putting together our 2016 Membership Sign-Up program - Comming Soon! Maureen Hammond is busy getting our 2016 2-Day Sailing Regatta organized already - NOR is Comming Soon! Alan Cohen for all of his fantastic Weather Links! A real team effort makes is a great place to visit. With this mild winter let's all hope for an early and warm Spring!
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Entertainment at NSYC End of Year Party...
See the home page of the NSYC website UPCOMING EVENTS for full details of the Notice of Race and Registration form.
The Notice of Race for the J Sheppard Regatta is now posted on the LBYC website....
J Sheppard Regatta - Lake Bluff Yacht Club - Lake Bluff, IL - Aug 23
Summer's End Regatta - North Shore Yacht Club - Highland Park, IL - Sept 12, 13
Midwest Regional - Wawasee Yacht Club - Syracuse, IN - Sept 12, 13
Bruce Goldsmith Regatta - Devils Lake Yacht Club - Manitou Beach, MI - Sept 19, 20
Great Pumpkin Regatta - Johnson Slough Yacht Club - Hinsdale IL - Oct 24
We had a great turnout for our Racing Workshop last Saturday, July 11th. Present were:
It's great to see so many new sailors interested in racing.
We did not get on the water. There was very little wind and the radar showed approaching storms. We did a lot of chalk talk on a typical Race Course, Rules around the course, and then rigged a boat to see what the little wind we had would do to the sail.
I hope some of the newer sailors join the Sunday races.
Looking for up to three used Optis to purchase. If you have a used boat you would be willing to sell or donate to a small lake, please contact me at: 312-914-2535 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Results are now posted online:
Another great racing day at Park Ave. Beach... with 5 Sunfish and 5 Buccs competing today, with the participation of our always welcome Thistle of Bill & Barbara Perley!
Jim Irwin leads the Bucc fleet, followed by Dave Mecklenburger and Axel Anderson. Mike West leads the Sunfish fleet, followed by Ronaldo Borger, Steve Knapp and Michael Homer.
What an awesome day on the waters of Lake Michigan @ Park Ave Beach today! With great SE winds we had all of our fleets represented: Sunfish, Buccaneer, Bill & Barbara's Thistle, and even a couple 420s!
Results are now posted online (thank to Leland for his racing software!), with great competition on both fleets.
See the results for our first racing Sunday (6/14) of 2015!
NSYC 2015 Sailing Class is Full
Interested in learning to Sail, Kayak, Stand Up Paddle Board? NSYC will host an Open House with tours, boats on display, instructors available for Q&A. Stop in and join us for a brief tour! It's a great way to spend the summer.
The 2015 Michigan Open Sunfish Regatta will be held at Gull Lake, MI (near Kalamazoo) on June 6-7th. I've attended the last two and really enjoyed it. There is a modest entry fee, but membership in the USSCA is NOT required.
Give it consideration...
Looking at our High Def WebCam, it looks like the sand ramp is almost done, the Power Boat launch is almost ready too. May 2nd is Official Opening Day for the Park Ave Boat Launch! Now we just need some warm and sunny Spring days and we are ready to go! Look forward to a wonderful season at the NSYC!
Here is the link to the press release about the engineering study we are waiting on: http://pdhp.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Media-Release-Draft-Joint-engineering-study-FINAL.pdf
In regards to the 20 million marina, the local residents voted it down as they didn't want to pay for an enormous marina with excessive traffic.
WHAT TO DO? I suggest we build up our numbers again (with sailors, motor boaters, kayakers, outdoor enthusiasts, etc.) and request that the PDHP come up with a moderately-sized marina (like we currently have) and build it on the north beach. It will take money to construct, but not $20 million. It needs to be considerate of the neighbors, not add any additional parking, and accomodate the activities we love on Lake Michigan.
Other: Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve Restricted Access: Please write to your Lake County Forest Preserve commissioner before April 28th. Tell them you don't want Plan A or B (http://www.lcfpd.org/preserves/improvement-projects/) which restrict parking and walkability, but you want Plan C (Cohen Plan) or D (As-is). Tell them you love and enjoy access to Lake Michigan and a Forest Preserve should be available to the public and not restricted so only private homeowners or nearby locals can walk to the site.
I'm wowed by the new NSYC website. Good job webmasters: Leland Brode, Laura Santucci, Liz Riesche, and all the copy contributors/editors!
"AMAZING, SWEET, PROFESSIONAL" all great words to describe the NSYC new website! Thank you Leland Brode and Laura Santucci - we give you a STANDING OVATION! Beautiful work. Think I'll sign up for a Membership today!
Sweet! Thanks all!
Welcome and thanks for checking our Message Board!
Here you will find members have the opportunity to notify others if they want to hook up for a Sailing or Paddling time. It's a great place to post Sunday Championship Race results, announce parties and upcoming activities. Have a boat for sail or looking for specific gear? Post it here!
2015 Membership is Now Open
Sailing Course starts June 7
Learn to Kayak, Classes in June
Click on our Membership tab!
La Dolce Vita!
Join us at Trattoria NSYC for an evening of
live music by Enzo Incandela, exceptional Italian food
and a homemade Wine Tasting Competition.
Enjoy Bocce Ball as well as an Italian-themed trivia contest.
Sat, Oct 11th, 2014
You will be the judge, as local winemakers
showcase their creations and vie for the title of
"Miglior Vino" (best wine).
The menu will include:
Appetizers, Green Salad, Lemon Chicken,
Lasagna, Pasta, and Delectable Desserts.
Enjoy the sweet life as you relax on the deck overlooking beautiful Lake Michigan.
(Winemakers: Let us know if you will be entering your wine and bring two bottles.)
Please RSVP via Evite (emailed to you) or reply to this email
by Wed, Oct 8th (the sooner the better)
Feel free to bring a dessert to share.
Adults: $25, Kids 12/Under $13
Summer's End Regatta Results - Aug 30, 2014
It was a windy day with gusty SW winds. The Race Committee headed by Bill Perly abandoned races around 1:30, just after a Laser start when gusts hit the high 20's and knocked down a few Lasers. The Waukegan weather station shows winds at 22 kts with gusts to 29.9 at 1:30 PM.
Name Number Finishes Place
Mecklenburger 5225 1 1 1
John Irwin 2786 2 2 2
Yanoff 5238 dns dns 3
Dietzen 5216 dns dns 3
Casden dns dns 3
Name Number Club Finishes Place
Mull 198420 Beuhlah 2 1 1 1
Strilky 176078 CCYC 1 2 3 2
Dolan 198003 MYC 3 3 2 3
Georgeson 159865 CCYC 4 4 dnf 4
Rozanski 27461 MCSC 5 dnf 4 5
Weidmar 112286 MYC 6 dnf dnf 6
Guggenheim NSYC dnf dns dns 7
Name Number Club Finishes Place
Chapman 59541 LBYC 1 1 1
Hanselman 78744 LBYC 2 2 2
McCall 76739 NSYC 3 3 3
Chikos 60442 NSYC 4 4 4
Brode 82412 LBYC 5 5 5
West 81107 NSYC 6 6 6
Palizza 182412 LBYC 7 7 7
Borger 4017 NSYC 8 8 8
M Homer 3 NSYC dns 9 9
E Homer 3003 NSYC 9 dnf 10
J Santucci NSYC dns dns 11
T Santucci JR NSYC dns dns 11
Z Santucci JR NSYC dns dns 11
Kink NSYC dns dns 11
Bruce NSYC dns dns 11
We had our second workshop last Saturday and it was well attended. I usually arrive at these events and have to wait for interested sailors to show up. This time there were several sailors waiting for me when I arrived 5 minutes late.
Present were: Mike West, Dave Sogin, Fern Anderson, Emma Homer, Michael Homer, Bill Perley and Lina Garcia.
With the help of drawing pictures on NSYC's giant whiteboard on an easel we talked about going fast - use your tel-tails to make sure your sail is properly trimmed, rules at the start - don't barge (although this term is not in the rule book), and watching for wind shifts. We rigged our boats, doubled checked everyone's rig, and headed out for some practice races. It was a perfect west wind. We did several races, had many winners, and rescued new sailor Lina from ending up in Michigan.
Not to forget those who participated in our first workshop of the season - the following were present on June 28th - Gina Morri, Paul Gugenheim, Roman Shraybman, Chris Buce, and Ronaldo who showed up after his favorite team finished their World Cup game.
I am not near the lake, but it looks like it's calm...anyone up for a paddle this evening?
Bonnie & I will be out for an early paddle tomorrow around 7:30 a.m. Feel free to join us but check the weather or Web Cam first - could be high waves / Small Craft.
Anyone interested in Kayaking tomorrow, Fri. July 4th, around 6 or 7 AM?
Call or email me.
WE ARE ALMOST THERE!!!
We currently have a Sunfish, Race Committee boat, Kayaks, and SUPs (Standup Paddleboards) identified for the parade. All that is left is for members to show up Thursday evening, 6-8PM, to clean and decorate the boats. Then Friday morning (before 9AM), we can all march in the parade with our club boats. For questions call Jamie at 847-910-1998
Hats off to Leland for his hard work and dedication to getting the new blog working!
July Full Moon Paddle date is set for July 8th for NSYC Members. Meet on the beach at 5:45, rain date is July 15th.
Our friends at Great Lakes Kayak, Lake Bluff will be bringing several Eddyline boats for us to try so we hope all members have the chance to get out on the water and have some fun! Bring one of your favorite drinks, snack, desert, or wine to share with the group on the deck after the paddle. July is a SUPER MOON, don't miss it!
Please RSVP to Kayak@NorthShoreYachtClub.com
See you on the Water!
Tuesday 7/1/14 Open Paddle & Capsize Checkout 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
Where: At the beach. Be prepared to get wet! All new members who want to use NSYC equipment need to successfully complete a one-time Paddle & Capsize checkout.
Tuesday Night Informal Paddle Who's interested? What time? I'm new to the NSYC and am interested in hooking up with a few people, or a group to paddle with on Tuesday Night. What time does everyone gather at the beach? Thanks!
Learn to Sail & Kayak! OPEN HOUSE Sat. June 14th, 12:00 Noon to 3:00 pm ONLY
The North Shore Yacht Club is having an Open House on Saturday, June 14th, Noon to 3:00 pm only. Membership is available to residents of all communities and we have Sunfish Sailing Classes - Sea Kayaking Classes - Use of Club Boats, Kayaks & SUPs. Kayak Paddling Events - Sailboat Racing - Clubhouse Privileges -Social Events including Parties by the Beach - Great Summer Fun!
Weekend Sailing Classes have started ~ membership is required and very limited. See our Facebook page for photos and come on down for a tour.
Learn to Sail & Kayak! OPEN HOUSE this Sat. June 8th, 12:00 Noon to 3:00 pm ONLY
The North Shore Yacht Club is having an Open House on Saturday, June 8th, Noon to 3:00 pm only.
Membership is available to Residents of all Communities and we have Sunfish Sailing Classes - Sea Kayaking Classes - Use of Club Boats, Kayaks & SUPs. Kayak Paddling Events - Sailboat Racing - Clubhouse Privileges -Social Events including Parties by the Beach - Great Summer Fun!
Weekend Sailing Classes start this weekend ~ membership is required and space is limited. See our Facebook page for photos!
*** BEACHFRONT PARKING IS LIMITED TO RESIDENTS AND THOSE WITH BOATING BEACH PARKING DECALS (available for member discount purchase). FREE SHUTTLE and FREE PARKING AVAILABLE AT 2031 SHERIDAN RD - ELM PLACE MIDDLE SCHOOL IN HIGHLAND PARK Sat. Noon to 3:00 p.m ONLY ***